North Korea Under Communism

Author by : Cornell Erik
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : After the collapse of the Soviet world, North Korea alone has continued on the rigid communist way, in spite of its economic consequences leading the state beyond ruin to famine. What are the reasons behind this peculiar choice of direction? Why did the leaders in Pyongyang pursue a policy abandoned not only by the Soviet Union, but also by China and Vietnam? The author of this book spent three years as head of the embassy of Sweden in Pyongyang. Until a few years ago, it was the only Western embassy in North Korea. His unique experiences are related with descriptions of day-to-day life and with analyses of economic, political and ideological conditions. A picture is drawn of a society and a political order that defy both human nature and common sense.


North Korea Under Communism

Author by : Erik Cornell
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Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : After the collapse of the Soviet world, North Korea alone has continued on the rigid communist way, in spite of its economic consequences leading the state beyond ruin to famine. What are the reasons behind this peculiar choice of direction? Why did the leaders in Pyongyang pursue a policy abandoned not only by the Soviet Union, but also by China and Vietnam? The author of this book spent three years as head of the embassy of Sweden in Pyongyang. Until a few years ago, it was the only Western embassy in North Korea. His unique experiences are related with descriptions of day-to-day life and with analyses of economic, political and ideological conditions. A picture is drawn of a society and a political order that defy both human nature and common sense.


North Korean Communism

Author by : Chong-Shik Chung
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Communism In Korea

Author by : Robert A. Scalapino
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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North Korea

Author by : Hy-Sang Lee
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Argues that the international community has failed to grasp Pyongyang's true foreign policy goals, which remain fixated on reunification.


Communist North Korea

Author by : United States. Department of the Army
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Origins Of North Korea S Juche

Author by : Jae-Jung Suh
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Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : This book argues that North Korea has outlived forecasts of its collapse because of Juche a unique political institution built on the simple notion of self-determination, whose meanings and limits have been shaped by Koreans experiences with colonialism, war, and development amidst surrounding superpowers that have complicated their aspirations."


History Of North Korea

Author by : Source Wikipedia
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Description : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 51. Chapters: Axe murder incident, Communism in Korea, Death and funeral of Kim Il-sung, Death and funeral of Kim Jong-il, Division of Korea, Down-With-Imperialism Union, General Order No. 1, Grand People's Study House, Hanvoice, List of North Korean defectors in South Korea, Lod Airport massacre, North Korean famine, North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004, Pong Su incident, Rangoon bombing, Ryanggang explosion, United Nations Security Council Resolution 702, USS Pueblo (AGER-2), Yanan faction. Excerpt: The death of Kim Jong-il was reported by North Korean state television news on 19 December 2011. The presenter, Ri Chun-hee, announced that he had died on 17 December at 8:30 am of a massive heart attack while traveling by train to an area outside Pyongyang. Reportedly, he had received medical treatment for "cardiac and cerebrovascular diseases." During the trip, though, he was said to have had an "advanced acute myocardial infarction, complicated with a serious heart shock." It was reported in December 2012, however, that he had died "in a fit of rage" over construction faults at a crucial power plant project. His son, Kim Jong-un, was announced as North Korea's next leader with the title of "The Great Successor" during the same newscast. Kim Jong-il's funeral was held on 28 December in Pyongyang, with a mourning period lasting until the following day. North Korean State media did not report his death until 51 hours after it occurred, ostensibly due to the political jockeying and discussions that surrounded the official version of Jong-il's legacy, as well as agreeing upon the membership of the Funeral Committee of Kim Jong-Il. On the morning of 19 December, all work units, schools, government agencies, and military personnel were informed of a 'major announcement' to take place at noon. At noon, Ri Chun-hee, a Korean Central...


Kim Il Sung In The Khrushchev Era

Author by : Balázs Szalontai
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Publisher by : Stanford University Press
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Description : Concentrating on the years 1953-64, this history describes how North Korea became more despotic even as other Communist countries underwent de-Stalinization. The author’s principal new source is the Hungarian diplomatic archives, which contain extensive reporting on Kim Il Sung and North Korea, thoroughly informed by research on the period in the Soviet and Eastern European archives and by recently published scholarship. Much of the story surrounds Kim Il Sung: his Korean nationalism and eagerness for Korean autarky; his efforts to balance the need for foreign aid and his hope for an independent foreign policy; and what seems to be his good sense of timing in doing in internal rivals without attracting Soviet retaliation. Through a series of comparisons not only with the USSR but also with Albania, Romania, Yugoslavia, China, and Vietnam, the author highlights unique features of North Korean communism during the period. Szalontai covers ongoing effects of Japanese colonization, the experiences of diverse Korean factions during World War II, and the weakness of the Communist Party in South Korea.


Crisis In North Korea

Author by : Andrei Lankov
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Hawaii Press
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